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A selection of useful comments that can be used in reply to questions and answers. For each comment the final output is shown, as well as a Markdown-escaped version for copying/pasting.

Contents

  1. New users with low quality questions
  2. How does accepting answers work
  3. Stack Overflow is not a code-writing service
  4. Link-only answers
  5. Posting an answer as an extension to a question
  6. Not Suggesting Code-Review for Off-Topic Questions
  7. Code-only answers
  8. Self-vandalism
  9. Off topic posts
    1. Insufficient information
    2. Typographical error
    3. Minimal understanding
    4. Library/tool/resource request
    5. General computing hardware/software
    6. Server, networking and infrastructure

New users with low quality questions

It looks like you want us to write some code for you. While many users are willing to produce code for a coder in distress, they usually only help when the poster has already tried to solve the problem on their own. A good way to demonstrate this effort is to include the code you’ve written so far, example input (if there is any), the expected output, and the output you actually get (console output, tracebacks, etc.). The more detail you provide, the more answers you are likely to receive. Check the [FAQ] and [ask].

It looks like you want us to write some code for you. While many users are willing to produce code for a coder in distress, they usually only help when the poster has already tried to solve the problem on their own. A good way to demonstrate this effort is to include the code you've written so far, example input (if there is any), the expected output, and the output you actually get (console output, tracebacks, etc.). The more detail you provide, the more answers you are likely to receive. Check the [FAQ] and [ask].

Hello and welcome to StackOverflow. Please take some time to read the help page, especially the sections named “What topics can I ask about here?” and “What types of questions should I avoid asking?”. And more importantly, please read the Stack Overflow question checklist. You might also want to learn about Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Examples.

Hello and welcome to StackOverflow. Please take some time to read the help page, especially the sections named ["What topics can I ask about here?"](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) and ["What types of questions should I avoid asking?"](http://stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask). And more importantly, please read [the Stack Overflow question checklist](http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/156810/204922). You might also want to learn about [Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Examples](http://stackoverflow.com/help/mcve).

Source: http://meta.stackoverflow.com/a/257862/1903116

Please consider revising the code sample you posted in this question. As it currently stands, its formatting and scope make it hard for us to help you; here is a great resource to get you started on that. -1, don’t take it the wrong way. A down vote is how we indicate a content problem around here; improve your formatting and code sample and I (or someone will) gladly revert it. Good luck with your code!.

Please consider revising the code sample you posted in this question. As it currently stands, its formatting and scope make it hard for us to help you; here is a [great resource](http://stackoverflow.com/help/mcve) to get you started on that. -1, don't take it the wrong way. A down vote is how we indicate a content problem around here; improve your formatting and code sample and I (or someone will) gladly revert it. Good luck with your code!


How does accepting answers work?

If one of the answers below fixes your issue, you should accept it (click the check mark next to the appropriate answer). That does two things. It lets everyone know your issue has been resolved to your satisfaction, and it gives the person that helps you credit for the assist. See here for a full explanation.

If one of the answers below fixes your issue, you should accept it (click the check mark next to the appropriate answer). That does two things. It lets everyone know your issue has been resolved to your satisfaction, and it gives the person that helps you credit for the assist. [See here](http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/5235) for a full explanation.

If you feel that my answer helped you, you could accept my answer.

If you feel that my answer helped you, you could [accept my answer](http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/5235).


Stack Overflow is not a code-writing service

Welcome to Stack Overflow! You seem to be asking for someone to write some code for you. Stack Overflow is a question and answer site, not a code-writing service. Please see here to learn how to write effective questions.

Welcome to Stack Overflow! You seem to be asking for someone to write some code for you. Stack Overflow is a question and answer site, not a code-writing service. Please [see here](http://stackoverflow.com/help/how-to-ask) to learn how to write effective questions.


Link-only answers

Link-only answers are generally frowned upon on Stack Overflow. In time it is possible for links to atrophy and become unavailable, meaning that your answer is useless to users in the future. It would be best if you could provide the general details of your answer in your actual post, citing your link as a reference.

Link-only answers are generally [frowned upon](http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/8259/204922) on Stack Overflow. In time it is possible for links to atrophy and become unavailable, meaning that your answer is useless to users in the future. It would be best if you could provide the general details of your answer in your actual post, citing your link as a reference.


Posting an answer as an extension to a question

If you need to add additional information to your question then you should edit your original question. Please only use the “Post Answer” button if you have found an answer to your question.

If you need to add additional information to your question then you should [edit](http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/21789/204922) your original question. Please only use the "Post Answer" button if you have found an answer to your question.


Code-only answers

While this code snippet may solve the question, including an explanation really helps to improve the quality of your post. Remember that you are answering the question for readers in the future, and those people might not know the reasons for your code suggestion.

While this code snippet may solve the question, [including an explanation](http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/114762/explaining-entirely-code-based-answers) really helps to improve the quality of your post. Remember that you are answering the question for readers in the future, and those people might not know the reasons for your code suggestion.


Not Suggesting Code-Review for Off-Topic Questions

While Code Review might be a good place to suggest going for this type of question, we should get out of the habit of sending question-askers over there. Please read this meta post for clarification.

While [Code Review](http://codereview.stackexchange.com/tour) might be a good place to suggest going for this type of question, we should get out of the habit of sending question-askers over there. Please read [this](http://meta.codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/5777/a-guide-to-code-review-for-stack-overflow-users) meta post for clarification.


Self-vandalism

Please do not vandalize your posts. Once you’ve posted a question, it belongs to the Stack Overflow community at large (under the CC-by-SA license). If you would like to disassociate this post from your account, see What is the proper route for a disassociation request?

Please do not vandalize your posts. Once you've posted a question, it belongs to the Stack Overflow community at large (under the CC-by-SA license). If you would like to disassociate this post from your account, see [What is the proper route for a disassociation request?](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/323395/what-is-the-proper-route-for-a-dissociation-request)


Off-topic posts

This post appears to be off-topic as per Questions that lack sufficient information to diagnose the problem. Please edit your post accordingly to add sufficient detail so that people may help you.

This post appears to be [off-topic](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) as per *Questions that lack sufficient information to diagnose the problem.* Please edit your post accordingly to add sufficient detail so that people may help you.

This post appears to be off-topic as per Questions about a problem that can no longer be reproduced or that was caused a simple typographical error. While your question may be technically on-topic here, these questions are often resolved in a manner unlikely to help future readers.

This post appears to be [off-topic](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) as per *Questions about a problem that can no longer be reproduced or that was caused a simple typographical error.* While your question may be technically on-topic here, these questions are often resolved in a manner unlikely to help future readers.

This post appears to be off-topic as per Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Please include your expected results, your attempted solutions, and why they didn’t work. Please see the Stack Overflow question checklist for more details.

This post appears to be [off-topic](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) as per *Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved.* Please include your expected results, your attempted solutions, and why they didn't work. Please see the [Stack Overflow question checklist](http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/156810/204922) for more details.

This post appears to be off-topic as per Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam.

This post appears to be [off-topic](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) as per *Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam.*

This post appears to be off-topic as per Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve tools used primarily for programming. Your question may be better suited for Super User.

This post appears to be [off-topic](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) as per *Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve tools used primarily for programming.* Your question may be better suited for [Super User](http://superuser.com/)

This post appears to be off-topic as per Questions on professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve programming or programming tools. Your question may be better suited for Server Fault or the Database Administrators Stack Exchange.

This post appears to be [off-topic](http://stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic) as per *Questions on professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve programming or programming tools.* Your question may be better suited for [Server Fault](http://serverfault.com/) or the [Database Administrators Stack Exchange](http://dba.stackexchange.com/)